Pavlok - A serious Beeminder competitor?


#1

Maneesh Sethi, the behavior change expert that hired a girl off Craigslist
to slap him in the face every time he got distracted from working on his
thesis, has come up with something even weirder: A wristband that let your
friends electroshock you if you don’t stick to your habits. It may even act
as an alarm clock that give an electric shock you if you snooze too many
times. Wakeup guaranteed!

The video below, an interview on habit change, was very interesting so I
recommend watching in its entirety. However the link jumps directly to the
good part with a demonstration of the shock function.

Also read the related blog post on
http://hackthesystem.com/blog/pavlok-revealed-wednesday-beta-test-the-first-habit-training-devices/

(Sorry about the topic double post, couldn’t stand that I misspelled Pavlok
in the title)


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#2

As soon as I saw this, my first thought was that it would work will WITH
beeminder.

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:04:12 PM UTC-7, Jon Widén wrote:

Maneesh Sethi, the behavior change expert that hired a girl off
Craigslist to slap him in the face every time he got distracted from
working on his thesis, has come up with something even weirder: A wristband
that let your friends electroshock you if you don’t stick to your habits.
It may even act as an alarm clock that give an electric shock you if you
snooze too many times. Wakeup guaranteed!

The video below, an interview on habit change, was very interesting so I
recommend watching in its entirety. However the link jumps directly to the
good part with a demonstration of the shock function.
http://youtu.be/YPEaC4hQnOQ?t=22m41s

Also read the related blog post on
http://hackthesystem.com/blog/pavlok-revealed-wednesday-beta-test-the-first-habit-training-devices/

(Sorry about the topic double post, couldn’t stand that I misspelled
Pavlok in the title)


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